Thesis Track

General Information

Students who are especially interested in conducting research while in our program should consider applying to the thesis track.

Selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Previous research experience
  • Grade point average of 3.7 or higher
  • Recommendation letters from professors (including honours thesis supervisor)
  • Statement of interest

Please contact faculty members who conduct research in your areas of interest to inquire about whether they are taking thesis students for the upcoming year, and to discuss possible topics (see Faculty Contact Info). Contact should be made with potential supervisors during the summer or fall before the application deadline. We strongly encourage this early contact so that you are eligible to apply for funding opportunities (also see Funding). 

The application deadline for the Tri-agencies (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC) Canadian Graduate Scholarships is December 1, 2021. The application deadline for the Faculty of Graduate Studies' Harmonized Scholarship Process is January 15, 2022. Thesis track applicants will need the support of a potential faculty supervisor to complete these scholarship applications. 

Related Link: Masters scholarships

To be considered for the Thesis Track Program please fill out Part III of the SCSD Additional Information Form, which can be found on our Admission Procedures page.

If you have further questions, email